Package Details: steamcmd latest-2

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Package Base: steamcmd
Description: Steam Command Line Tools
Upstream URL:
Keywords: download games network server steam
Licenses: custom
Submitter: markzz
Maintainer: markzz
Last Packager: markzz
Votes: 83
Popularity: 1.313681
First Submitted: 2014-01-01 02:21
Last Updated: 2016-06-03 15:59

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markzz commented on 2017-10-27 15:48

Please read the note on the Wiki before using this PKGBUILD:

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markzz commented on 2018-10-12 16:20

eimis: Your initial run of steamcmd needs to be ran as root to update steamcmd itself. Once this is done, you can run it as a non-root user to install the application you want with it.

eimis commented on 2018-10-12 15:49

Debian managed to package this properly - works fine on non privileged user. Works fine after chowning -R user.users the staemcmd dir.

Freso commented on 2018-02-05 12:04

Wouldn't it be possible to make a "steam" or "steamcmd" Unix group (or maybe even user as Valve suggests: ) and give that permissions instead of having to run as root?

markzz commented on 2017-10-27 15:48

Please read the note on the Wiki before using this PKGBUILD:

markzz commented on 2017-10-26 23:43

jtmb, Shatur, gary9872: Try running steamcmd as root to update.

gary9872 commented on 2017-09-13 01:42

+1 for Shatur

Shatur commented on 2017-09-01 23:21

I suggest to add this line in steamcmd.install in post_install() section:
chmod -R a+rwX /usr/share/steamcmd/
Otherwise this app doesn't work with this output:
[gena@AlienwareM15x ~]$ steamcmd
Redirecting stderr to '/home/gena/.local/share/Steam/logs/stderr.txt'
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_russian.txt".
[ 0%] Checking for available update...
[ 0%] Download Complete.
[gena@AlienwareM15x ~]$

jtmb commented on 2017-09-01 23:10

I was unable to properly run steamcmd until I modified the permissions of /usr/share/steamcmd/public. I used chmod 777 on all the bootstrapper txt files. Probably not the best permission, but it worked.

demon012 commented on 2016-10-26 07:30

The URL in the package for downloading steamcmd does not seem to work anymore. This one does though:

Please update the URL in the pkgbuild so that it builds cleanly again (I was getting an executable html file where the steamcmd binary was supposed to be).

markzz commented on 2016-10-16 20:47

JoZ3: They are the same file, therefore no change is needed.